The former Razorback is one of 38 athletes on the list of nominees for the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award, which was released Monday. The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding athlete in the United States.
Jake Woodford (3-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinals moved closer to the longest winning streak in franchise history, 14 games set in 1935. In their 130-year history, the Cardinals have only had 12 double-digit winning streaks.
The Razorbacks open the slate with a home game against Cincinnati. The Hogs will meet the Bearcats on the football field for the first time in history on Sept. 3 to start a three-game home stand to begin the year.
It is the second straight Defensive Player of the Week honor for Ticknor (fifth career) and a career-first for Musante, who becomes the first A-State player to be named Setter of the Week since Aug. 27, 2018 (Ellie Watkins).
A-State saw success on the weekend, as Sofiia Vdovychenko, Rebecca Brody and Yasmine Humbert reached the final round in their respective singles flights. In addition to the three singles finalists, Nejla Zukic placed third in her flight with an 8-4 win Saturday.
San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak.
The Red Wolves (4-3-1, 1-0 SBC) netted three first-half goals, then relied on a stout back line to hold keep the Jaguars (4-3-0, 0-1) from tying the match in the second half to win their Sun Belt Conference opener. With its win versus the 2020 conference tournament champions, A-State captured its fourth straight win in a league opener.
Schmidt finished the USA Intercollegiate fifth in the individual standings with a program record low total of 208 (-8). She had rounds of 68 (-4), 66 (-6) and 74 (+2) with her round of 66 being the second-lowest in program history.
Earle alum Gerry Bohanon threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns while running for another score, and Baylor had its way against Kansas on the ground, piling up 307 yards rushing in a 45-7 victory on Saturday.
Pauline Meyer led the way for the women, winning the individual crown to pace five scorers inside the top eight. A-State’s women totaled 24 points in the team scoring, the lowest since opening last season with 19 points at the UCA Challenge. On the men’s side, the Red Wolves placed second with 50 points behind Memphis. Lexington Hilton led the pack with a runner-up finish.
The playing surface recently arrived and will see its first contest when volleyball plays South Alabama on October 1. In addition to the new surface, new digital scorer’s tables will enhance the gameday experience at Arkansas State.
Following an exhibition game against Blue Mountain College on Nov. 2, Arkansas State opens the regular season at home against Harding on Tuesday, Nov. 9, the second time in the last seven seasons to open the regular season at home.
The Sun Belt Conference announced that Hercules Tires, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in North America, will be the title sponsor of the Sun Belt Football Championship.